I really want something crunchy, and then came an a-ha!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
I like crunchy food and when I am stressed, crunching helps. So, with this change in eating, I have nothing that makes the right kind of crunch. Veggies do not crunch like a potato chip...etc
The struggle to figure out why no crunchy foods and how wrong it was to not get crunchy foods when stressed and needing to crunch helped me see this: I use food to cover my stress instead of tackling the stress issue and de-stressing it. Oh, so that is why I am learning to eat differently, to learn to stop eating my stress!! Ohhhhh. Start doing something different!!!!! Ohhhhhhh.
So far, I have not come up with a great change in plans for the crunchy need but now I know to stop and figure out the stress and look for a way to deal with the stress, determine if it is imminent danger vs irritation and I need see the bigger picture of the situation (like the other side of it :)
Water didn't seem to have an effect but maybe if I keep drinking it instead of the crunching fix, one day I will want a water fix!!!! It could happen if I retrain my brain...lol
Crunching now is a clue I need to go deal with an issue. This is going to be a project in process!! and I thought it was all about losing weight.